Colon cancer Survivor Barbara Crummins discusses being diagnosed with colon cancer in January 2006, and her treatment at SCCA. Barbara was in her 40?s and had always been very health conscious. After eating a huge Mexican dinner one evening her stomach hurt and was swollen for four days before she went to see a GI doctor, who sent her to get an MRI. The surgeon who checked her scans told her he was going to stay late and operate because she probably wouldn?t live until tomorrow. Everything happened quickly and she didn?t quite know what was going on until the surgeon was in the next morning to explain that they removed a huge tumor in her colon, a chunk of her liver and 13 lymph nodes. She was given 3-6 months to live. Barbara switched and went to SCCA more treatment. Under the direction of Dr. Sam Whiting, she underwent a treatment plan that involved chemotherapy, along with some ideas she want to incorporate into her treatment plan including acupuncture. Barbara fought to beat her disease every day with a happy attitude, and consciously connected herself to joy.